L. Sue Szabo
Selected L. Sue Szabo art jewelry currently in stable representation at 20 North Gallery
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L. Sue Szabo began practicing medicine in 1988, receiving an M.D. through the Medical College of Ohio (Toledo, Ohio) while studying art through national workshops, the Toledo Museum of Art (Toledo, Ohio) and the University of Toledo in Ohio.
Now retired from medical practice, Szabo focuses on metalsmithing and other art endeavors. With over 25 years of metalsmithing experience, Szabo’s artworks have appeared in scores of national and international museum shows, invitational and juried, receiving numerous awards, including First awards in the annual Materials: Hard + Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition (Denton, Texas) and Best Of Ohio Designer Craftsmen (Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus, Ohio). In 2020, her work was featured in the solo exhibition, Intense Adornment: The Jewelry of Sue Szabo, at 20 North Gallery.
Szabo has completed impressive commission work, including a major sculptural work for the JP Morgan headquarters in London and a 750-piece enamel sculpture for the British cruise ship the MV Brittania. Szabo’s metal works appear in over 20 books and publications including Art Jewelry Today 4, Tales from the Toolbox and The Art of Fine Enameling 2nd Edition. Several of Szabo’s recent artworks were selected to appear in Out of This World: Jewelry in the Space Age, an exhibit at the Tellus Science Museum in Atlanta, Georgia.
The challenge of creating art jewelry is to make something beautiful that functions beautifully. I enjoy the planning, experimentation, and problem-solving that goes into each piece. I am mostly inspired by modernism, minimalism, and geometry. I want my designs to be bold and dramatic presentations of simple forms.
Previous 20 North Gallery exhibitions including artwork by L. Sue Szabo
- Intense Adornment: The Jewelry of Sue Szabo: January 17 – March 28, 2020. Click to view exhibit page.
- TFAS100+3: Juried Members’ Exhibit: October 9 – December 26, 2020. Click to view exhibit page.
- Treasures in Residence: 20 North Gallery Artists: April 17 – July 10, 2021. Click to view exhibit page.
- 20 North / 30 Years: April 19 – June 24, 2023. Click to view exhibit page.